January 7th, 2020
Limerick Institute of Technology
Reece and I made a trip to Hallstatt, Austria and it was unreal. Hallstatt was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.
Anyway, getting to Hallstatt was a bit of a journey, but still memorable nonetheless. We flew into Salzburg airport which was a tiny airport. When we arrived Reece and I needed to get into the center of the city. We took a bus and once we got there, we only had 10 minutes before our bus was going to leave which meant that we were not going to be able to do both. So we decided that we were going to have a very late dinner and we took the bus instead.
Anyway, fast forward to when we got to Hallstatt or at least a town near Hallstatt, called Obertraun. We arrived around 9:30 in the town and the town that we got in to was very desolate. It was a ghost town. No lights were on and no places or restaurants were open so it was a bit of a strange moment for us. But luckily we stumbled upon a great pizza place and our Airbnb so Reece and I were all set for the evening.
The next day, we awoke to some stunning views which were of the mountains and the lake next to Obertraun and Hallstatt. Reece and I had some breakfast and then we walked over to Hallstatt and had ourselves a day. We went to the Salt mine, walked up a mountain, enjoyed the delicious food around Hallstatt and just took in the sights around us.
We stayed in Hallstatt for 2 nights and it was an unforgettable place. However a couple of negatives about the place is that after 7 clock there’s not a lot to do there. A ton of the food places are closed and the town becomes very quiet. Also the amount of tourists that go there is ridiculous. They have over 1000 tourists who go there daily and that’s in the winter time. In the summer time, they have 4000 tourists that come to Hallstatt daily. And Hallstatt is a town of 800 people overall. So it can be a very busy and popular town depending on the season.
Anyway those are my only two cons about Hallstatt, but other than that I highly recommend going to visit it! It’s an unforgettable place!